No Child Left Behind Act

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Piper School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, Feb. 11

Piper School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, Feb. 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed education funding; A legislative update; A separate report on “LEGISLATIVE ISSUES THAT CAN IMPACT EDUCATION“; A report on the district’s Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO), the measure that has … Continue reading

Kansas Seeks Public Input on Development of New Teacher Evaluation Standards

Kansas is changing the way it evaluates the performance of both students and teachers. As part of the process, the State Department of Education is holding a series of focus groups throughout the state, and one is scheduled for the metro area later this week. In order to receive a federal waiver of the requirements … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Meeting — February 12-13

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 13. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: An announcement that the state department of education will cooperate with the State Highway Patrol to offer Active Shooter Training to public school employees. According to Diane DeBacker, state education commissioner, … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Jan. 15

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, Jan. 15. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Swearing in newly elected and re-elected board members Carolyn Wims-Campbell, Kathy Busch, Deena Horst, Jim McNiece and Steve Roberts.  Election of new board officers. A proposal to re-design the state’s Quality Performance Accreditation program by … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 2

15 local school boards met last week. Kansas Basehor Linwood Highlight: Heard financial audit report for fiscal year that ended last summer Blue Valley Highlight: Received a report on the district’s annual financial audit De Soto Highlights: Considered adopting a district policy governing “Energy Conservation” Heard an enrollment report, which showed an increase of 89 students (which … Continue reading

Kansas Receives Waiver, No Longer Needs to Comply With No Child Left Behind Act

Today the U.S. Department of Education issued a letter to the Kansas State Department of Education granting the waiver they had requested. Now Kansas joins Missouri and more than half the states on the list of those no longer required to comply with the terms of the No Child Left Behind Act. Here is Kansas’ … Continue reading

Feds Approve ESEA Flexibility Waiver for Missouri

This just in from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. (Kansas is still waiting for approval of their waiver request): Missouri’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver Approved State will receive relief from federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements Today the U.S. Department of Education approved Missouri’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver giving … Continue reading

New Teacher Evaluation System on Agenda for Missouri State Board of Education

A new teacher evaluation system is undergoing some final tweaks as Missouri Department of Education staff members develop a proposal for possible approval by the State Board of Education next month. During their May meeting, board members heard an update on this project. According to the update, education department staff members are making revisions based on … Continue reading

Accountability on the Agenda at Missouri State Board of Education Meeting

Members of Missouri’s State Board of Education held their monthly meeting in Jefferson City today. In addition to routine business on the agenda, such as hearing a financial report and considering teacher licensure requests, the board dealt with two action items. Both had to do with accountability. First, State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro asked the … Continue reading

Platte County R-3 Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Platte County R-3 School District’s Board of Education is scheduled to meet this evening, December 15, in a closed executive session at 5:30 p.m. and a regular board meeting at 6:30. The regular board meeting is open to the public. According to the open meeting agenda, the board is planning to consider three action … Continue reading


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